The CARE program is a school-based, partial hospitalization program that provides a clinical and alternative education environment for children, grades K-2, who have been diagnosed with a significant mental health disorder, such as a oppositional defiant disorder, a conduct disorder, a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder and/or an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The primary goal of the program is to enhance the psychological well-being of students who experience such emotional stress and disequilibrium that they are unable to adjust to the demands and situations in a regular school setting.

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    Program goals:
    • Decrease the need for more restrictive levels of intervention
    • Enhance a child’s self-awareness and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships
    • Assist and support children in developing personal strategies for success
    • Enable children to return to a regular school environment
    Program features:
    • Services provided by licensed and certified professionals
    • School-based setting
    • Core curriculum (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science)
    • Supplemental courses (gym, art, etc.)
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Program contacts:
    Sue Lombardi
    Supervisor of Clinical Treatment Programs
    Chad Bender
    Program Coordinator
    Locations at:
    Child & Career Development Center
    1525 East Lincoln Highway
    Coatesville, PA 19320